Business Groups

Smithers Rapra is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites testing and consulting services focused mainly on the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. Smithers Rapra encompasses what was previously Smithers Rapra Technologies, established in the United Kingdom in 1919, and Smithers Scientific Services, established in the United States in 1925. For more information, visit or


Smithers Quality Assessments is an accredited third-party registrar. Since 1993, Smithers Quality Assessments has provided quality and environmental management system certification services such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and related standards to manufacturing companies and service providers. For more information, visit


iSmithers evolved from the information division of Smithers Rapra in 2008 after delivering 30 years of knowledge transfer solutions. It serves a global academic and industrial market with polymer, chemical, pharmaceutical, ecotoxicology and life-science related knowledge and information products and events. These include a wide range of technology and market-based journals and books, national and international conferences, polymer technology training courses and electronic web and database products. For more information, visit


Smithers Pharma Services provides formulation services, analytical chemistry, and pre-clinical and clinical bioanalytical testing, while offering further drug development support through in-house storage stability studies. Smithers Pharma serves the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and consumer healthcare industries, delivering a broad portfolio of services to help clients move their drug products through the full drug development process, from pre-formulations to market registration. For more information, visit


Smithers Viscient formerly Smithers Springborn, is a global Contract Research Organization (CRO) for the crop protection, pharmaceutical, industrial chemical, and consumer household industries. With laboratories in North America and Europe, and additional offices in Asia, Smithers Viscient has performed standard guideline and higher-tiered environmental studies for over 40 years. Our studies satisfy all major regulatory requirements. Services include ecotoxicology, avian toxicology, environmental fate, metabolism, residue, analytical and product chemistry, consulting, and endocrine testing, including in vitro toxicology, in vivo toxicology, and in vivo ecotoxicology. For more information, visit